PTA game ep 3

We had a new guest star, since Fraser had worked out so well: Sophie. She played Racquel – a bad ass ex-gang member who had narked out her former boss to the FBI when she discovered that the dope had something in it…something that made people…less than human.

The episode opened with John Dorian walking into the hotel room where Will and Helen were hanging out. They stare. He is dressed in a turkey outfit. He becomes affronted when they say he’s strange and becomes determined to keep on wearing it.

Next scene: Helen is driving, Will is sulking and John is in the back of the car in a turkey costume. The agents Smith and Cantrell and John meet up with Racquel in Shreveport, outside the museum. Smith has been driving and she does a screeching U turn to bring the car into a park. Racquel’s eyes widen. Will complains to Helen about her dangerous driving and she tells him off, saying if he will insist on sulking then he can’t complain about how she chooses to drive. They then turn to Racquel and introduce themselves and John.

Inside the museum Will and Racq pull out flashlights, Helen doesn’t need one. John is distracted by a door with a sign on it that says “Staff only, do not enter.” He goes in and finds a storage cupboard full of boxes. He is about to open one to see what’s inside when he imagine’s Helen’s face when she discovers what he’s done and thinks better of it.

In the Mummy exhibit Will finds an empty display which should have mummified cats or something. Racquel pulls out a divining rod to find supernatural energies and it points straight at Will.

They are then set upon by various mummified animals. In the confusion, Will switches to wolf form to better fight mummified baboons which are sneaking up on Racquel. Racquel turns and sees various large animals racing towards her and acts instinctively – she fires demon spine thingies at them all. Helen, seeing Racquel fire at her partner, steps in the way and takes a spine thing to the head. She starts malfunctioning.

Will shifts back to human, concerned about Helen. Racquel freaks out about him and about Helen, claiming that they’re freaks and not human. Will points out that she, herself, did some not so human things but she flat out denies it.

Will and John take Helen to a nearby morgue so that John can try fixing her. Coincidentally this morgue is run by Howard Masters, who just happened to be instrumental in the reconstruction and programming of Helen. She doesn’t recognise him though, or react when he calls her Annabel. Racquel freaks and decides to leave when Helen’s head is flipped open revealing complex computer machinery. Will goes after her and tries to convince her to stay, he and Helen recently lost another partner and he doesn’t want to be the cause of that happening. She calls him ‘wolf boy’ a bit and refuses to listen, saying it’s all his problem and she won’t have anything to do with it. Will loses his temper and storms back into the lab, Racquel goes to her car.

Will slams into the lab and glances at Helen, who is now awake and looks confused. He abruptly asks if she’s feeling all right and she quietly says ‘not really’. Will checks himself and talks to her like a real person instead. Meanwhile, Howard Masters and John are in the next room, fixing someone’s injury (or something, I forget.) Racquel comes back in, not wanting to let Suraya down. The agents come through to look at the bodies of the people who have recently died in odd circumstances.

In the side room John manages to activate some ancient Egyptian artifact, scarabs come pouring out of a dead body and a swirling vortex of evil opens up, releasing countless mummified and angry animals and a powerful looking Pharoah type dude. The agents leap into combat mode, Will shifting forms to wolf again, which turns out to be a bad idea since weird dead animals which are half pottery aren’t really bitable. Racquel is completely bad ass, climbing walls and scurrying around on the ceiling with her demon powers. Helen shoots to kill, although the things are already dead…John takes refuge on top of a locker, but the things are climbing for him. Howard hides in a body drawer, and when it is forced open by the fight he takes notes, trying to ignore all the craziness.

John had given the artifact to Will but Will ends up throwing it back to him, overwhelmed by baboons. “You started this, you finish it!”

John takes the amulet or whatever it was and leaps at the Pharoah. In response the pharoah’s mouth opens wide and he swallows John. This appears to all be part of the plan though, and the pharoah splits open and the vortex closes. John stands triumphant in the middle of the wreckage.

The final scene is a montage of happy family togetherness. Will has brought John, Helen and Racquel home for his family’s Thanksgiving celebration. It’s a very large, homey, loud affair with kids shapeshifting into puppies and scampering around the table. Will’s brother is there and Will notices his father watching him with something like suspicion, or maybe it’s just concern.

Will's brother

Racquel and Helen have a bonding moment on the porch outside, away from most of the noise. They share a bottle of whiskey and talk. Two wolf cubs are doing loops around the house, one chasing the other, until they are caught up by another uncle and put into the dog house for time out. John is having fun with the other cubs, learning the True Meaning of Thanksgiving. Will is the subject of much aunty speculation as to which of the women he brought home is The One.

Below is your somewhat related advent calendar image…

Will's nieces and nephews

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3 thoughts on “PTA game ep 3

  1. I haven’t been following the PTA posts, so I’m assuming Will is a Werewolf?

    (17 for 17 on advent calendar comments… assuming you started on the 1st)

  2. I’d like to point out that John was wearing a turkey costume because it was Thanksgiving — not just randomly. Also, that the big power vortex thing was totes his fault, and I seem to recall him taking a sniff of Raquel’s hair when they were looking at Helen on the slab (in order to get a psychic impression), which caused some… “tension”.

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